This post falls almost completely into the realm of personal information.
If you have been following my exploits as an INDIE writer via this blog you might have stumbled on a post around last Feb. 15th / 16th that I made from Doctors Hospital here in Monterrey, Mexico. I even posted a Youtube video of the procedure I underwent.
I’ll keep some of it private but let’s just say that it could have been a very serious medical situation. Not that it is a trip to the Day Spa as it stands but…..what could have been a DEATH sentence has been commuted.
I got lucky. About a thousand things could have gone against me. The first thing that was horrible was the fact that I had symptoms over a year ago but the Doctor that I visited DIDN’T send me for the appropriate tests. This allowed a TUMOR to grow for all that time. An incompetent piece of drek, a hack – in short exactly what one would expect from a doctor in Mexico. But since he was working out of a fancy office (which turned out not to be his in the first place) and had a charming bed side manner that eased all my worries, I trusted him and ended up putting my life at risk.
But during the year that this tumor was growing it didn’t get out of control, didn’t become aggressive, didn’t invade other organs or spread to glands etc. etc. etc. About a million things that could have happened, didn’t happen.
Thank God for two things. 1. My symptoms returned and 2. My dog started to act weird, sniffing me and rolling all over me as if to try to smother a small animal that was a threat. Strange. I got it into my head that the dog had smelled something bad….when the symptoms came back full force, instead of putting off a Doctor’s appointment I went right away. That action may have saved my life.
The news I got yesterday was that I will be receiving treatment for the next 2 months and then have a small surgery. After that the Doctors expect to give me a clean bill of health.
Dodged the bullet on that one it seems. Dodged a full mag from an AK47 actually. I’m not in the clear yet but the general concensus looks good. Three specialists telling me that I’m very lucky???? A hell of a lot better than a Funeral director selling your wife a casket. I feel luckier that my striped friend in the foto.
So I’ll be laying around a lot this year. Between my time in treatment and the recovery time from my coming surgery I should have a lot of new projects enter the ‘completion’ fase this year.
Got to look on the bright side.
Thanks for prayers and wishes that I have received.
David Gordon Burke